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Bazaar, 1966

Features: Zipper flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Mushroom bumpers (6), Slingshots (2), Upper ball return gate, Skill shot from shooter lane. Maximum displayed point score is 9,999 points. Replay wheel maximum: 25 Sound: 1 bell, knocker
Manufacturer: Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]
Date of Manufacture: October, 1966
Players: October, 1966 / 1
Year: 1966
Production: 2,925 units   (confirmed)
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Model Number: 792
Theme: World Places
Design by: Ted Zale
Art by: George Molentin
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: Also made in an Add-a-ball version for export to Italy. 'Bazaar' was the first game to use zipper flippers, invented by Joe Lally, Ted Zale, and Terry Reedy. See our Files section for this patent document: Patent 3,404,888 [BALL GATING AND REPROJECTING MEANS] Filed November 30, 1966. Granted on October 8, 1968 to Joseph E. Lally, Thad F. Zale, and Terrence A. Reedy, Jr., assignors to Lion Manufacturing Corporation. Per Billboard, Nov-5-1966 page 75, this game was launched at the Chicago MOA show held Oct 28-30, 1966. In Cash Box, Nov-19-1966 page 80, Bally announced "delivery this week of 'Bazaar' in standard and add-a-ball models." Federico Croci, a collector from Italy, owns an Early Production Add-a-ball version with serial number 1003. Until he can send pictures, he describes its differences from those made later in production: "First of all, cabinet used had very different graphics, actually borrowed from Bally's 1965 'Blue Ribbon'. Other differences include the top section of the backglass, instead of the usual numbered half-moon, we have 'super bonus' from 100 to 900. Also, no kick-back on the left 'Special' exit lane. As usual [for an add-a-ball], no credit unit and no credit window in the backglass as well."
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